On a warm spring morning, cars wrapped around neighborhood streets in Altamonte Springs for two mobile distributions, one for food from a Second Harvest Food Bank feeding partner, the other for COVID-19 vaccinations courtesy of the Seminole County Health Department. The connection between health and hunger is paramount to combatting diet-related chronic diseases. It’s also about caring for the well-being of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
WKMG News 6 shared a recap of the event, highlighting the fresh produce, meat and other non-perishable groceries that recipients took home thanks to the mobile food distribution.
“Health is directly correlated to food,” explains Dan Samuels, director of philanthropy at Second Harvest Food Bank. “That’s why we’re here to distribute food for free so these families can focus on everything else going on around them.”
1 in 7 Central Floridians continues to face hunger and financial burdens due to the pandemic. Second Harvest Food Bank remains committed to individuals and families facing crises. Families, veterans and seniors seeking food assistance can search Second Harvest’s online Food Finder tool. The Food Finder can search by address or ZIP Code to identify nearby food pantries and other feeding partners in six Central Florida counties, including Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia. Search results include the location, phone number and distribution schedule for each partner.
$10 can provide 40 meals to families facing hunger.
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